Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sigh.

Someone just e-mailed me the "Gun Rights Cake" analogy, exclaiming that I needed to read it.

No, I really don't.

Man, if I had a nickle for every time that piece of my work was e-mailed, Facebooked, or Twitted without attribution, I'd be one of the wealthiest men in Texas.

I don't mind it getting passed around -- I am kind of proud of it -- but I'm getting bloody annoyed by the sheer number of folks hinting -- if not out-right stating -- that they were the ones who came up with it.

I wrote it eight years ago in this post. Not any "Bentley", or "Robert", or "Rupert".

I re-wrote it three years later here.

Grr.

LawDog

13 comments:

Aesop said...

A prophet has no honor on his on 'Net.

B said...

I've corrected a fair number of people as to the origin of that.

DaveS said...

The phrase, "Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery" comes to mind, but that still doesn't make it right.

Orvan Taurus said...

I have referenced that this very night, but was sensible enough to say it's LawDog's analogy. Why, that's so simple even an ox can do it. So disappointing how many seem to out-dumb ox.

Old NFO said...

Yep, made a few corrections myself over the years.

Justin s said...

I've used it a few times, but I always make sure to credit you (LawDog) for it.

Jennifer said...

I feel your pain, and yes, I correct people when I see it in the wild as well.

Epsilon Given said...

Apparently Dave Barry has had this problem as well. Particularly with his story about the Oregon Department of Transportation blowing up a whale...

TexDotCom1979 said...

You got your due credit this time! :-) Near the bottom of this page:

http://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=83651&sid=1d3dc8412babba02fc7d126582bfae55&start=1260

Aesop said...

I gently (no, really) informed Mike over at Cold Fury the source of the original analogy, with links.
He followed up with a thanks on the acknowledged Source of the Wisdom, and is adding you to his blogroll.

http://coldfury.com/2018/03/02/another-update-gets-turned-into-its-own-post/

We're not the Left, folks; we're teachable. Mostly.

Ted said...

Officially requesting permission to re-post (with full attribution) on my blog.
http://shadowsfall.org/mandogandgun/

Thanks, either way.

Ted

Comrade Misfit said...

You got “Major Caudilled”.

ASM826 said...

GunRights Cake is good, but it's Pinky where you are at your finest.